Damaged Recycle bin

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  1. NVTTAH

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    Hello,

    After I downloaded some of the big december releases, the recycle bin from my external hd is damaged.
    every time I go to the external drive folder, I get the message that " $Recycle.bin " is damaged and if i wanna restore it. When I push yes, it seems to be good..... but after I restart my pc, it appears again.
    I did this like 10 times so i'm sure it doesn't work at al.

    (The reason I'm refering to the december releases is because a friend of mine has the same problem on his internal hd )

    I tried using "cmd to restore/empty $recycle.bin without succes.

    Also, when I get the message about $recycle.bin beeing damaged, and if i want to restore/delete it, it opens a new window where i need to confirm the action i wanna do, with admin. rights. for a map with a very long name starting with an S, followed by a whole bunch of numbers.
    And the weird thing is, when I looked in the security tab inside propperty's . I saw I have 4 users with premissions for a folder on my external hd, and 1 of them has the name I mentioned starting with an "S" and followed by a whole bunch of numbers.... this user has special premissions which I can't change....

    I hope it's clear enough to understand, and that some one has a solution

    cheers

     
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  3. Adrianus Antonius

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    FBI is on its way to your home. That $Recycle.bin will cost you the least ten years in the federal prison.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. NVTTAH

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    Then I need to get out of here:crazy:
     
  5. Rasputin

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    That user with the S and numbers is nothing unusual.

    When you go into Windows Explorer and open $Recycle.Bin, how many folders are in it? And are there any files in any of the folders?

    I'm assuming you have unhidden files and unchecked the "Hide Protected System Files" option in Windows Explorer.
     
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  6. Rasputin

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    The usual fix for this would be to drop to an elevated command prompt and use "rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin"

    That nukes the whole thing. However, it's possible that a file is present in the Recycle Bin that NTFS can't wrap its head around, if so, then that could be where the problem lies.

    The /q runs it in quiet mode, so if you enter the command and "nothing" happens, then it likely worked.
     
  7. NVTTAH

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    In the $Recycle.bin folder there is 1 folder called "trashcan" ( not sure how it's called in english:P ) but it's empty...

    I tried this before, but litterly nothing happend, only started a new command line.:dunno:

    can you elaborate on this??


    (note that i tried the cmd thing with admin rights. For C:, and for I: as wel ( location of my external hd, since this is the drive where the error occurs )
     
  8. SineWave

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    Yes, have you tried just simply deleting the whole f* recycle bin folder? It should be no problem and next time you restart Windows it should be back. But as Rasputin said you could encounter undeletable files... then you have to boot into an external OS from flash drive or DVD and delete it from there. I suggest you to try "hiren's boot CD" [google ist your friend] if you need to do that. Cheers!
     
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  9. Rasputin

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    Okay, try "rd /s I:\$Recycle.bin" from an elevated command prompt.

    It should prompt you with "Are you sure?" and you answer yes. That should be it. If it says anything or reports an error then please let me know.

    If it gives no error, then type "I:" and then "CD \" then "DIR /AH /P"

    Is the $Recycle.bin entry at the top of the list? If it's missing then you should be all set. If it's still there then it's best to do as SineWave suggested and boot from another OS (LiveCD/USB) and kill that bin that way.
     
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  10. NVTTAH

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    I did, serveral times. At first, it seems to be working( coppy'ing/saving stuff etc.... But when I restart my pc, I get the same message again.

    I think I'll try hiren's boot cd. Thanks a lot
     
  11. NVTTAH

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    It doesn't apear in the list anymore, however... there is another .bin in there called: "MediaID.bin".... Don't know if this matters?

    I'll restart my pc to see if it's really solved
     
  12. MrLyannMusic

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    Solution :

    - Win logo + R
    - write : chkdsk d: /f (change the d: to the drive letter you're having the problem with)

    - Entre
    - Wait a few minutes, then reboot, problem should be solved by then.
     
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  13. NVTTAH

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    solved for now:D I realy hope the problem doesn't apear again in the future:crazy:

    thanks you guys very much:cheers::cool:
     
  14. Rasputin

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    Another course of attack is to "I:" then "CD \" then "ATTRIB -H -S $RECYCLE.BIN" then "MOVE $RECYCLE.BIN KILLME" then "RD /S /Q KILLME".

    Try "CHKDSK I: /R" (reboot if necessary), let the scan finish and then try this again.
     
  15. NVTTAH

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    I tried this last thing you said.

    It freezed when i rebooted, now it's damaged and unreadeble:dunno::woot::unsure:
     
  16. Rasputin

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    So when you did "CHKDSK I: /R" it said something like "volume in use, will scan on next boot" and you rebooted, and it started running CHKDSK and then it froze? Is that correct?
     
  17. Rhodes

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    hahaha... You can`t recycle AudioUTOPIA ,
    Pixies code is not compatible with our earthlings code
    (kidding :mates:)

    I would adopt the old earthlings tactics: "flank it with a linux live cd and kill that bastard" :yes:
    ...or all that hieroglyphs that @Rasputin suggested :wink:
     
  18. NVTTAH

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    yes that is correct, after that my whole external device was corrupted.
    i managed to fix it with CHKDSK on an other pc.

    today after a few weeks it's corrupted again:dunno:
     
  19. ArticStorm

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    once had like 20 or so :D not to forget in all of them were like 20+GB, i was wondering why my HDD was full so fast, typical windows. :D
     
  20. Sylenth.Will.Fall

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    I would suggest you go here:-

    http://www.tune-up.com/download/

    Download the free demo. Once installed there is more than 30 'fixes' One of them happens to be a repair of the recycle bin.

    It's now over 200 fixes....
     
  21. Rasputin

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    Bad sectors. I'd highly suggest not using the drive, if at all possible. If you have unique files that have no other backups anywhere then back those up promptly, but leave the rest of the drive alone.

    You should PM me.
     
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